Meet your local Home Care Representative

Toni Culph – B.A. (Recreation), Accredited Life Coach, Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training.

Toni has a background in setting and attaining individual goals in health, family, finances, relationships through a career in life coaching, recruitment and as a youth support worker and personal carer. Currently, Toni is also looking after her mother with Dementia and has gone through the process of finding and sourcing good quality and good value service providers and balancing that within budget restraints.

Home Care in Gippsland

Gippsland extends from the South-eastern limits of metropolitan Melbourne and Western Port Bay. It encompasses Cardinia, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shires.  Per the 2016 Australian census, Gippsland had a population of 271,266, with the principal population centres of the region, in descending order of population, being Traralgon, Moe, Warragul, Morwell, Sale, Bairnsdale, Drouin, Leongatha, and Phillip Island.

People aged 65 years and over make up approx 23% of the population.

Aged Care Assessment – Gippsland

ACAT assessment is an eligibility requirement to access Commonwealth funded residential aged care, residential respite care, transition care and home care packages.

ACAT undertakes a comprehensive assessment of care needs for older people needing access to residential and/or home (community) care, and helps the elderly and their carers to determine what kind of support will best meet their needs.

Target group are older people, typically over the age of 65 or for indigenous Australians, people over the age of 50, or people who have an age related condition.

Often comprises of a doctor, nurse, social worker and occupational therapist, the team will recommend services deemed to be the most appropriate to meet care needs through a series of questions, and with the client’s consent will liaise with families/carers and health care providers.

Referral Procedure, by care recipient themselves or others:

  • The care recipient, carer, family must be aware of and consent to the referral
  • All referrals are to be made via MyAgedCare: 1800 200 422

Southern Metropolitan ACAS

Peninsula Health
Hasting Community Health Centre
185 High Street, Hastings Vic 3915
(03) 9788 4920

Mt Eliza Centre
Cnr Jacksons and Wattsbraid Road
Ph: (03) 9788 1276 (03) 9788 1377

Local government areas covered: Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula

Gippsland Regional Aged Care Assessment Service
Latrobe Community Health Service
PO Box 1020
Local government areas covered: Bass Coast, South Gippsland

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

There are six Local Government Areas, councils or shires in Gippsland.  A seventh, Cardinia, on the outer edge of the Greater Melbourne region, is sometimes considered part of Gippsland also. Each have there own community programs and initiatives. Click on a council links below for specific seniors information by council area:

East Gippsland

South Gippsland

Wellington Shire Council

Baw Baw Shire Council

Latrobe City Council

Bass Coast Council

Cardinia Council



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Home Care Package Management FAQ's

Getting started is easy, once you’ve been approved for a home care package contact us and we’ll send you our simple, easy to read 4 page agreement. Once this has been completed and returned we’ll process it (generally within 1 business day) and be in touch regarding next steps.

Yes! Switching is easy.

  • you’ll need to agree on an exit date with your existing provider, this might depend on your home care agreement, ie two weeks
  • provide the date to Local Guardians and the contact details of your existing provider to ensure home care package unspent funds can be transferred across

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